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Vakantievilla Portugal


If you go on a daytrip in Portugal, please consider the following practical information such as (local) holidays, opening hours and payment. Here below we listed the most important information.

Holidays and openings hours
January 1, Good Friday (differs every year), May 1, Corpus Christi, June 10, August 15, October 5, November 1, 1, 8 and 25 December. Always check local holidays during your stay. The opening hours of banks on working days are from 8.30 am to 15.00 pm. They are closed on national holidays as mentioned above. The shops in Portugal are open from 09.00 am to 07.00 pm Many shops are often open until 10 or 12 pm. Also on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Museums are open from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm and between 02:00 pm to 05.00 pm except on Mondays. Some palaces are closed on Wednesdays. However these are guidelines, we always advise you to check opening hours at your destination. If you need to visit a pharmacy. These are usually open from 09.00 am to 07.00 pm Monday to Friday. In some cases also on Saturday.

The Portuguese currency is the Euro. You will find cash dispensers everywhere or can use your credit card. The best known credit cards are Visa, Amex, Eurocard, Euro Checks, Diners Club and Mastercard.

Sickness or accidents 
If you require supplements or medicines, visit the local village pharmacy. Close your holiday villa you find a pharmacy open 6 days a week. You can buy lot’s of things against colds, flu and f.i. muscles aches. Do you have any other complaints you can use the local (dental) doctor and get the same professional help as back home. And to reassure you. The Portuguese hospitals have high standards. We advise you always to bring your security and insurance cards with you so you travel abroad safe and prepared.